I tried to go back to sleep and after a few minutes of tossing and turning and trying so hard to not look at the clock, I just decided to stay up and favor all of my readers (hi!) with an early posting. With luck and coffee on my side, I hope to not be a shambling mound at work today. No emergency coffee is needed, yet. Just me, the PC and the Art Bell feed should be enough to keep me going. Tonight, I should have no problems getting to sleep… snerk.
Still slogging through the re-write of the first novel, which I am going to restrict to the weekends and I am going to work on I/O Error during the weekdays. This arrangement will hopefully allow me to get something done before my deadline. My big problem with I/O Error is that there is no good ending for this novel. There’s the Hollywood ending, which works in a film, but I don’t think it’s going to be a satisfactory ending for the novel. It is, unfortunately, the only ending that I can come up with right now. While I am a hybrid writer, I usually know where I am going before I get there. Right now, I am walking through Dante’s darkened woods and my flashlight keeps going out… and what’s that music? I am also going to do a little bit more on After Ever with Scrivener and might do that here and there. I might do it both as a comic book script and as a series of novellas. I’ll just plan on it at work. I have a list of chapter titles – see if you can pick out the theme:
- Upsetting Dreams
- Emotional Numbing
- Intrusive Memories
- Self-destructive Behavior
- Trouble Concentrating
- Memory Problems
- Not So Close
- Trigger Warning
- Lack of Focus
- (part one) Drinking Too Much (part two) Mental Breakdown
Good Luck! As more things happen, this might be the one I share with the readers here – I know a couple of you are/were gamers, so having some sort of input would be nice.
Wow – it’s almost 8:00 here and I’ve almost finished this blog and I’ll have time to do a little more writing than just a dialogue tag before everyone else is awake in the neighborhood. Oh – also got the new Hatebreed album: [censored] amazing! If you need music to wake you up and put on your steel-toes, this is the band to help you along. It’s odd that I am writing and not feeling rushed or distracted. Maybe I only need 5 hours of sleep. We will see about that tonight, won’t we?
Well, off to write something and plot something else. Hope y’all have a good day.